SIROC RESTAURANT

SIROC RESTAURANT

// WASHINGTON, D.C. // In the grand scheme of things, I was very impressed by Siroc. Everything was clicking during our meal: the quality of the food was great, the service was well-paced, and the staff were friendly. Honestly, I would make the journey back out just to have some more of that butternut cappellacci! If you’re looking for some good Italian food in a quieter setting and a more polished ambiance, look no further than Siroc. Continue reading

BOLLYWOOD MASALA

BOLLYWOOD MASALA

// CALIFORNIA, MD // Bollywood Masala is one of the only Indian restaurants that I know of in the Lexington Park area, so it has that cuisine market cornered. Thankfully, the quality and taste of the food here is outstanding. Although it seemed the food usually takes a little while to come out, I think that it’s definitely worth the wait. Continue reading

KING DOUGH

KING DOUGH

// BLOOMINGTON, IN // I was in Bloomington, Indiana this past weekend visiting my high school friends Bryan and Katie (which was also an opportune time to escape all the rainy weather that the hurricane was pushing towards the D.C. area). Bryan raved about some of the food trucks in the local area, with one in particular called “King Dough,” specializing in individual wood-fired pizzas. King Dough got so popular as a food truck that the owners decided to set up shop and open a restaurant. Both Bryan and Katie said that King Dough served some of the best pizza in the area, so we all headed over one night to check out the new restaurant. Continue reading

WICHITA BREWING COMPANY

WICHITA BREWING COMPANY

// WICHITA, KS // Lee and my other friend Dan both work for Cessna and have lived in the area for over three years. I could imagine that they’ve tried quite a few places to eat in the area, so when Lee said that Wichita Brewing Company, or “WBC” as some locals call it, was one of the best restaurants in the area, I had high hopes for the place, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Known for a wide variety of in-house brews, Wichita Brewing Company offers an expansive selection of beers, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and appetizers. The east side location is also set in a pretty nice space, with a bar off to one side, a wood-fired pizza oven in the back, booths lining the outside, and tables occupying the space in the middle. There’s also seating outside on the patio for the nicer, cooler evenings. Continue reading

BURGER TAP & SHAKE

BURGER TAP & SHAKE

// WASHINGTON, D.C. // What started out a casual burger stop after the Segway tour turned into a pleasant surprise, where I was impressed by both the quality of the burger and freshness of the ingredients. The variety of other burgers and shakes that I haven’t yet tried make BTS a high candidate for a return visit in the near future. Continue reading

EATING IN THE RAINFOREST (CAFÉ, THAT IS)

EATING IN THE RAINFOREST (CAFÉ, THAT IS)

The first time I visited a Rainforest Café was in 3rd grade during a field trip to the local science center. I’m sure the restaurant staff was happy to see a group of 60 highly energetic eight-year-olds walk in to eat. With the extensive rainforest décor, moving animals, and simulated “thunderstorm” where the lights would dim in and out and the animals would “freak out,” it was probably the coolest restaurant that I had eaten at up to that point as an eight-year-old kid. There was, however, a very significant food discovery that I made that day: the magic of waffle fries. Continue reading